April 2010

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Thursday 1
Yoko Noge and The Jazz Me Blues Band (jazz & blues) Andy's Jazz Club
11 E Hubbard St
Chicago, IL (map)
Show: 9:00pm-1:00am
Cover: $10
The Alan Gresik Swing Shift Orchestra (big band swing & jazz) The Green Mill
4802 N Broadway Ave
Chicago, IL (map)
Show: 9:00pm-1:00am
Cover: $6
Big C Jamboree
Host Band: Gin Palace Jesters home page (country, rockabilly, bluegrass)
Martyrs
3855 N Lincoln Ave
Chicago, IL (map)
Show: 9:30pm-1:00am
Cover: $1 suggested donation
Friday 2
The Hoyle Brothers youtube channel (country, 2-step, western swing) The Empty Bottle home page myspace page facebook page facebook group
1035 N Western Ave
Chicago, IL (map)
Show: 5:30pm-7:30pm
No Cover
Deep Chicago Rhythm Owls (american roots music) The California Clipper
1002 N California Ave
Chicago, IL (map)
Show: 10:00pm-1:30am
No Cover
Chicago Swing Dance Society (lindy hop, swing)
Java Jive (lindy hop, swing)
Ida Noyes
1212 E 59th St
Chicago, IL (map)
Lesson: 8:00pm-9:00pm
DJ: 9:00pm-Midnight
No Cover
Saturday 3
The Flat Cats (swinging jazz and blues) The Palm Court @
The Drake Hotel
140 E Walton Pl
Chicago, IL (map)
Show: 9:00pm-12:30am
No Cover (2 drink minimum requested)
facebook event Blue Line Riders facebook page (country, americana, western swing) Honky Tonk BBQ home page facebook page
1800 S Racine Ave
Chicago, IL (map)
Show: 10:00pm-1:00am
No Cover
Fulton County Line myspace page facebook page (country, 2-step, western swing) The California Clipper
1002 N California Ave
Chicago, IL (map)
Show: 10:00pm-2:30am
No Cover
Chicago Rebels Swing Dance Club home page facebook page (west coast swing) The Centre at North Park
10040 Addison Ave
Franklin Park, IL (map)
Doors Open: 7:30pm
Lesson (West Coast Swing): 8:00pm
DJ: 9:00pm-Midnight
Lesson: $5, Dance: $10 ($6 for members)
Sunday 4
Easter wikipedia article
facebook event gypsyFIRSTsunday

le Percolateur home page myspace page facebook page facebook group (jazz, blues, pop)
Tonic Room
2447 N Halsted St
Chicago, IL (map)
Show: 8:00pm-12:30am

Hosted by:
le Percolateur home page myspace page facebook page facebook group (jazz, blues, pop)

Cover: $7
SOS! (Swing On Sundays) (west coast swing) May I Have This Dance
5246 N Elston Ave
Chicago, IL (map)
Lessons (Chicago Steppin' & Nightclub Two Step): 6:00pm
DJ: 7:00pm-9:00pm
Cover: $5
Monday 5
The Harry James Orchestra (big band jazz) Fitzgerald's Nightclub
6615 Roosevelt Rd
Berwyn, IL (map)
Show: 7:30pm-10:00pm
Cover: $20
facebook event Prohibition Orchestra of Chicago facebook page (big band jazz) S.P.A.C.E.
1245 Chicago Ave
Evanston, IL (map)
Lesson: 6:30pm
Show: 7:30pm-10:30pm
Cover: $5
Swing Nights at Fizz facebook page (lindy hop, swing) Fizz Bar and Grill
3220 N Lincoln Ave
Chicago, IL (map)
DJs: 9:00pm-1:00am
Cover: $6 ($4 w/Student ID)
Tuesday 6
The Flat Cats (swinging jazz and blues)

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Galaxie Chicago's End-of-Session Party (lindy hop, swing, music, movement, fine art)
Martini Park facebook page facebook page
151 W Erie St
Chicago, IL (map)
Show: 7:00pm-11:00pm
No Cover (1 drink minimum suggested)
Bill Porter Orchestra (big band jazz) Green Dolphin Street
2200 N Ashland Ave
Chicago, IL (map)
Show: 8:00pm-Midnight
Cover: $10
Joel Paterson's Blues Roundup myspace page (blues) Buddy Guy's Legends
754 S Wabash Ave
Chicago, IL (map)
Show: 9:30pm-1:00am
Wednesday 7
The Western Elstons (country, rockabilly, western swing) Simon's Tavern
5210 N Clark St
Chicago, IL (map)
Show: 8:30pm-11:00pm
No Cover
Blues Jam
Hosted by: Highway Rickey home page (blues)
Jerry's Sandwiches (Wicker Park) home page myspace page facebook page twitter stream
1938 W Division St
Chicago, IL (map)
9:00pm-Midnight
Traditional Electric Blues Jam
No Cover (1 drink minimum suggested)
facebook event Swing Night (lindy hop, swing)
Thomas Gunther Trio home page facebook page (swinging jazz)
Esteban's
1550 N Route 59
Naperville, IL (map)
Lessons: 7:30pm-8:30pm
Show: 8:30pm-11:30pm
Cover: $10
Swing Dancing at Frankie's Blue Room facebook page (lindy hop, swing) Frankie's Blue Room
16 W Chicago Ave
Naperville, IL (map)
Lesson: 7:30pm-8:30pm
DJ: 8:30pm-12:30am
Cover: $7 (Lesson and DJ), $5 (DJ only)
Thursday 8
Yoko Noge and The Jazz Me Blues Band (jazz & blues) Andy's Jazz Club
11 E Hubbard St
Chicago, IL (map)
Show: 9:00pm-1:00am
Cover: $10
The Alan Gresik Swing Shift Orchestra (big band swing & jazz) The Green Mill
4802 N Broadway Ave
Chicago, IL (map)
Show: 9:00pm-1:00am
Cover: $6
Friday 9
The Hoyle Brothers youtube channel (country, 2-step, western swing) The Empty Bottle home page myspace page facebook page facebook group
1035 N Western Ave
Chicago, IL (map)
Show: 5:30pm-7:30pm
No Cover
facebook event The Flat Cats (swinging jazz and blues) Willowbrook Ballroom
8900 Archer Ave
Willow Springs, IL (map)
Lesson: 7:30pm-8:30pm
Show: 8:30pm-11:30pm
Cover: $12 ($10 w/Student ID)
Sarah and The Tall Boys home page home page myspace page facebook page (blues, country, folk rock) The California Clipper
1002 N California Ave
Chicago, IL (map)
Show: 10:00pm-1:30am
No Cover
facebook event First Fridays - Swingin' at the Studio (lindy hop, swing) Big City Swing
1012 W Randolph St
Chicago, IL (map)
Lesson: 8:00pm-8:45pm
Dancing: 8:45pm-Midnight
Cost: $10
facebook event Fast Friday (for fast dancing to fast music; lindy hop, swing, balboa, and more...) Galaxie Chicago
2603 W Barry Ave
Chicago, IL (map)
Lesson (Balboa): 8:30pm
DJ: 9:00pm-1:00am
Cover: $7
X Dance home page facebook group (west coast swing) The Centre at North Park
10040 Addison Ave
Franklin Park, IL (map)
Lesson (West Coast Swing): 8:00pm
DJ: 9:00pm-Midnight
Lesson and Dance: $10 ($8 for members), Dance only: $8 ($5 for members)
Saturday 10
The Flat Cats (swinging jazz and blues) The Palm Court @
The Drake Hotel
140 E Walton Pl
Chicago, IL (map)
Show: 9:00pm-12:30am
No Cover (2 drink minimum requested)
Joel Paterson and The Modern Sounds myspace page facebook page youtube channel (blues, jazz, western swing) Uncommon Ground
1401 W Devon Ave
Chicago, IL (map)
10:00pm-Midnight
No Cover
The Hoyle Brothers youtube channel (country, 2-step, western swing) The California Clipper
1002 N California Ave
Chicago, IL (map)
Show: 10:00pm-2:30am
No Cover
Chicago Jitterbug Club (jitterbug, swing)
Western Night
Elks Lodge (No. 1596)
4428 Midlothian Tpke
Crestwood, IL (map)
8:00pm-Midnight
Donation: $8 ($5 for members)
Sunday 11
Chicago Grandstand Big Band (big band jazz) Fitzgerald's Nightclub
6615 Roosevelt Rd
Berwyn, IL (map)
Show: 6:00pm-9:30pm
Cover: $10 ($5 - 17 and under)
facebook event The Rhythm Rockets (jazz, rhythm & blues, swing) Louis Room @
Norris University Center
1999 Campus Dr
Evanston, IL (map)
Lesson: 7:00pm-8:00pm
Show: 8:00pm-11:00pm
Cover: $7 ($5 for NU WildCard holders)
Sunday Night Swing (lindy hop, swing) Willowbrook Ballroom
8900 Archer Ave
Willow Springs, IL (map)
Lesson: 6:30pm-7:30pm
DJ: 7:30pm-10:30pm
Cover: $10
SOS! (Swing On Sundays) (west coast swing) May I Have This Dance
5246 N Elston Ave
Chicago, IL (map)
Lesson (Hustle): 6:00pm
Lesson (West Coast Swing): 6:30pm
DJ: 7:00pm-9:00pm
Cover: $10 (Lesson and DJ), $5 (DJ only)
Monday 12
facebook event Outcast Jazz Band (big band swing) Hackney's Palos Park
9550 W 123rd St
Palos Park, IL (map)
Show: 8:30pm-10:30pm
No Cover
Swing Nights at Fizz facebook page (lindy hop, swing) Fizz Bar and Grill
3220 N Lincoln Ave
Chicago, IL (map)
DJs: 9:00pm-1:00am
Cover: $6 ($4 w/Student ID)
Tuesday 13
Speak Easy Swing (swing) Martini Park facebook page facebook page
151 W Erie St
Chicago, IL (map)
Show: 7:00pm-11:00pm
No Cover (1 drink minimum suggested)
Swing Gitan (jazz hot/gypsy jazz) Quencher's Saloon
2401 N Western Ave
Chicago, IL (map)
Show: 10:00pm-Midnight
No Cover
Wednesday 14
Blues Jam
Hosted by: Highway Rickey home page (blues)
Jerry's Sandwiches (Wicker Park) home page myspace page facebook page twitter stream
1938 W Division St
Chicago, IL (map)
9:00pm-Midnight
Traditional Electric Blues Jam
No Cover (1 drink minimum suggested)
Swing Dancing at Frankie's Blue Room facebook page (lindy hop, swing) Frankie's Blue Room
16 W Chicago Ave
Naperville, IL (map)
Lesson: 7:30pm-8:30pm
DJ: 8:30pm-12:30am
Cover: $7 (Lesson and DJ), $5 (DJ only)
Swing Night (lindy hop, swing) Esteban's
1550 N Route 59
Naperville, IL (map)
Lessons: 7:30pm-8:30pm
DJ: 8:30pm-11:30pm
Cover: $5
West Coast Wednesday home page facebook group (west coast swing) Galway Bar and Grill
12045 Roosevelt Rd
Elmhurst, IL (map)
DJ: 8:30pm-11:00pm
Cover: $5
Thursday 15
Yoko Noge and The Jazz Me Blues Band (jazz & blues) Andy's Jazz Club
11 E Hubbard St
Chicago, IL (map)
Show: 9:00pm-1:00am
Cover: $10
The Alan Gresik Swing Shift Orchestra (big band swing & jazz) The Green Mill
4802 N Broadway Ave
Chicago, IL (map)
Show: 9:00pm-1:00am
Cover: $6
facebook event Killer Diller Record Hop (jive, jitterbug, stroll, bop) Simone's
960 W 18th St
Chicago, IL (map)
DJs: 9:30pm-1:30am
No Cover
Friday 16
facebook event The Hoyle Brothers youtube channel (country, 2-step, western swing) The Empty Bottle home page myspace page facebook page facebook group
1035 N Western Ave
Chicago, IL (map)
Show: 5:30pm-7:30pm
No Cover
The Rhythm Rockets (jazz, rhythm & blues, swing) Salt Creek Wine Bar
8900 Fairview Ave
Brookfield, IL (map)
Show: 8:30pm-11:30pm
No Cover
Josh Kalmus (acoustic blues) The California Clipper
1002 N California Ave
Chicago, IL (map)
Show: 10:00pm-1:30am
No Cover
Chicago Swing Dance Society (lindy hop, swing)
Java Jive (lindy hop, swing)
Ida Noyes
1212 E 59th St
Chicago, IL (map)
DJ: 9:00pm-Midnight
No Cover
Saturday 17
facebook event Galaxie Nite (lindy hop, swing)
The Special 20's facebook page (blues)
Galaxie Chicago
2603 W Barry Ave
Chicago, IL (map)
Lesson: 9:00pm
Show: 10:00pm-1:00am
$15 donation at the door
Dan Whitaker and the Shinebenders (country) The California Clipper
1002 N California Ave
Chicago, IL (map)
Show: 10:00pm-2:30am
No Cover
Chicago Rebels Swing Dance Club home page facebook page (west coast swing) The Centre at North Park
10040 Addison Ave
Franklin Park, IL (map)
Doors Open: 7:30pm
Lesson (West Coast Swing): 8:00pm
DJ: 9:00pm-Midnight
Lesson: $5, Dance: $10 ($6 for members)
Sunday 18
Mulligan Mosaics Big Band (big band jazz) Fitzgerald's Nightclub
6615 Roosevelt Rd
Berwyn, IL (map)
Show: 6:00pm-9:30pm
Cover: $10 ($5 - 17 and under)
Sunday Night Swing (lindy hop, swing) Willowbrook Ballroom
8900 Archer Ave
Willow Springs, IL (map)
Lesson: 6:30pm-7:30pm
DJ: 7:30pm-10:30pm
Cover: $10
SOS! (Swing On Sundays) (west coast swing) May I Have This Dance
5246 N Elston Ave
Chicago, IL (map)
Lesson (Hustle): 6:00pm
Lesson (West Coast Swing): 6:30pm
DJ: 7:00pm-9:00pm
Cover: $10 (Lesson and DJ), $5 (DJ only)
Monday 19
facebook event Swing Nights at Fizz facebook page (lindy hop, swing) Fizz Bar and Grill
3220 N Lincoln Ave
Chicago, IL (map)
DJs: 9:00pm-1:00am
Cover: $6 ($4 w/Student ID)
Tuesday 20
The Flat Cats (swinging jazz and blues) Martini Park facebook page facebook page
151 W Erie St
Chicago, IL (map)
Show: 7:00pm-11:00pm
No Cover (1 drink minimum suggested)
facebook event le Percolateur home page myspace page facebook page facebook group (jazz, blues, pop) The Joynt home page facebook page facebook group twitter stream youtube channel
650 N Dearborn St
Chicago, IL (map)
Show: 9:00pm-1:30am
No Cover
Wednesday 21
The Western Elstons (country, rockabilly, western swing) Simon's Tavern
5210 N Clark St
Chicago, IL (map)
Show: 8:30pm-11:00pm
No Cover
Blues Jam
Hosted by: Highway Rickey home page (blues)
Jerry's Sandwiches (Wicker Park) home page myspace page facebook page twitter stream
1938 W Division St
Chicago, IL (map)
9:00pm-Midnight
Traditional Electric Blues Jam
No Cover (1 drink minimum suggested)
Swing Dancing at Frankie's Blue Room facebook page (lindy hop, swing) Frankie's Blue Room
16 W Chicago Ave
Naperville, IL (map)
Lesson: 7:30pm-8:30pm
DJ: 8:30pm-12:30am
Cover: $7 (Lesson and DJ), $5 (DJ only)
Swing Night (lindy hop, swing) Esteban's
1550 N Route 59
Naperville, IL (map)
Lessons: 7:30pm-8:30pm
DJ: 8:30pm-11:30pm
Cover: $5
West Coast Wednesday home page facebook group (west coast swing) Galway Bar and Grill
12045 Roosevelt Rd
Elmhurst, IL (map)
DJ: 8:30pm-11:00pm
Cover: $5
Thursday 22
Earth Day wikipedia article
Joel Paterson and The Modern Sounds myspace page facebook page youtube channel (blues, jazz, western swing) S.P.A.C.E.
1245 Chicago Ave
Evanston, IL (map)
Show: 8:00pm-Midnight
Cover: $18 (reserved table seating), $15 (at the door), $10 (in advance)
Yoko Noge and The Jazz Me Blues Band (jazz & blues) Andy's Jazz Club
11 E Hubbard St
Chicago, IL (map)
Show: 9:00pm-1:00am
Cover: $10
The Alan Gresik Swing Shift Orchestra (big band swing & jazz) The Green Mill
4802 N Broadway Ave
Chicago, IL (map)
Show: 9:00pm-1:00am
Cover: $6
facebook event Swing Dancing (lindy hop, swing) Guava Mojito Bar and Latin Grill home page facebook page
800 E Ogden Ave
Westmont, IL (map)
Lessons: 7:00pm & 8:00pm
DJ: 9:00pm-Midnight
No Cover
Friday 23
The Hoyle Brothers youtube channel (country, 2-step, western swing) The Empty Bottle home page myspace page facebook page facebook group
1035 N Western Ave
Chicago, IL (map)
Show: 5:30pm-7:30pm
No Cover
Deep Chicago Rhythm Owls (american roots music) The California Clipper
1002 N California Ave
Chicago, IL (map)
Show: 10:00pm-1:30am
No Cover
Saturday 24
facebook event Ida's House of Lindy and Blues (lindy hop and blues dance exchange)
hosted by: The Chicago Swing Dance Society (lindy hop, swing)
The Shirley King Band (soul, r & b, blues)
Ida Noyes
1212 E 59th St
Chicago, IL (map)
Show: 9:00pm-Midnight
Cover: $10 ($8 w/ UCID)
Cropduster myspace page (country) The California Clipper
1002 N California Ave
Chicago, IL (map)
Show: 10:00pm-2:30am
No Cover
facebook event Viva Swings (swing, jitterbug) Studio Viva
41 E Northwest Highway
Palatine, IL (map)
Lesson: 8:00pm
DJ: 9:00pm-Midnight
Cover: $10
Chicago Jitterbug Club (jitterbug, swing) Elks Lodge (No. 1596)
4428 Midlothian Tpke
Crestwood, IL (map)
8:00pm-Midnight
Donation: $8 ($5 for members)
Sunday 25
facebook event Ida's House of Lindy and Blues (lindy hop and blues dance exchange)
hosted by: The Chicago Swing Dance Society (lindy hop, swing)
Solomon Douglas (jazz, blues)
Ida Noyes
1212 E 59th St
Chicago, IL (map)
Show: 9:00pm-Midnight
Cover: $10 ($8 w/ UCID)
John Burnett Orchestra (big band swing) Fitzgerald's Nightclub
6615 Roosevelt Rd
Berwyn, IL (map)
Show: 6:00pm-9:30pm
Cover: $10 ($5 - 17 and under)
Sunday Night Swing (lindy hop, swing) Willowbrook Ballroom
8900 Archer Ave
Willow Springs, IL (map)
Lesson: 6:30pm-7:30pm
DJ: 7:30pm-10:30pm
Cover: $10
SOS! (Swing On Sundays) (west coast swing) May I Have This Dance
5246 N Elston Ave
Chicago, IL (map)
Lesson (Hustle): 6:00pm
Lesson (West Coast Swing): 6:30pm
DJ: 7:00pm-9:00pm
Cover: $10 (Lesson and DJ), $5 (DJ only)
Monday 26
Swing Nights at Fizz facebook page (lindy hop, swing) Fizz Bar and Grill
3220 N Lincoln Ave
Chicago, IL (map)
DJs: 9:00pm-1:00am
Cover: $6 ($4 w/Student ID)
Tuesday 27
The Rhythm Rockets (jazz, rhythm & blues, swing) Martini Park facebook page facebook page
151 W Erie St
Chicago, IL (map)
Show: 7:00pm-11:00pm
No Cover (1 drink minimum suggested)
Wednesday 28
Blues Jam
Hosted by: Highway Rickey home page (blues)
Jerry's Sandwiches (Wicker Park) home page myspace page facebook page twitter stream
1938 W Division St
Chicago, IL (map)
9:00pm-Midnight
Traditional Electric Blues Jam
No Cover (1 drink minimum suggested)
facebook event le Percolateur home page myspace page facebook page facebook group (jazz, blues, pop) aliveOne home page myspace page
2683 N Halsted St
Chicago, IL (map)
Show: 10:00pm-12:30am
No Cover
Swing Dancing at Frankie's Blue Room facebook page (lindy hop, swing) Frankie's Blue Room
16 W Chicago Ave
Naperville, IL (map)
Lesson: 7:30pm-8:30pm
DJ: 8:30pm-12:30am
Cover: $7 (Lesson and DJ), $5 (DJ only)
Swing Night (lindy hop, swing) Esteban's
1550 N Route 59
Naperville, IL (map)
Lessons: 7:30pm-8:30pm
DJ: 8:30pm-11:30pm
Cover: $5
West Coast Wednesday home page facebook group (west coast swing) Galway Bar and Grill
12045 Roosevelt Rd
Elmhurst, IL (map)
DJ: 8:30pm-11:00pm
Cover: $5
Thursday 29
Country Night in Berwyn facebook page
Sarah and The Tall Boys home page home page myspace page facebook page (blues, country, folk rock)
Gin Palace Jesters home page (country, rockabilly, bluegrass)
Purple Hank home page facebook page (americana, rock, blues)
Fitzgerald's Nightclub
6615 Roosevelt Rd
Berwyn, IL (map)
Show: 8:00pm
Cover: $5
Yoko Noge and The Jazz Me Blues Band (jazz & blues) Andy's Jazz Club
11 E Hubbard St
Chicago, IL (map)
Show: 9:00pm-1:00am
Cover: $10
The Alan Gresik Swing Shift Orchestra (big band swing & jazz) The Green Mill
4802 N Broadway Ave
Chicago, IL (map)
Show: 9:00pm-1:00am
Cover: $6
Friday 30
Arbor Day wikipedia article
The Hoyle Brothers youtube channel (country, 2-step, western swing) The Empty Bottle home page myspace page facebook page facebook group
1035 N Western Ave
Chicago, IL (map)
Show: 5:30pm-7:30pm
No Cover
facebook event Bluetopia (blues dancing)
Cash Box Kings home page myspace page (blues, roots music, americana)
American Tango Institute
325 N Hoyne Ave
Chicago, IL (map)
Lesson (blues dance): 8:00pm-9:00pm
Live Music: 9:30pm-2:00am
Cover: $10
Joel Paterson and The Modern Sounds myspace page facebook page youtube channel (blues, jazz, western swing) Pete Miller's
1557 Sherman Ave
Evanston, IL (map)
Show: 9:00pm-1:00am
No Cover
Josh Kalmus (acoustic blues) The California Clipper
1002 N California Ave
Chicago, IL (map)
Show: 10:00pm-1:30am
No Cover
Chicago Swing Dance Society (lindy hop, swing)
Java Jive (lindy hop, swing)
Ida Noyes
1212 E 59th St
Chicago, IL (map)
Lesson: 8:00pm-9:00pm
DJ: 9:00pm-Midnight
No Cover
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